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Obituary for Audrey Linner

LINNER: Audrey

Audrey Elizabeth (Scott) Linner, beloved wife of the late John Edward Linner (2000) of Goderich, ON passed away peacefully with family by her side at Huronview - Home for the Aged, Clinton on Monday, May 30, 2022 at age 95. Born on May 29, 1927, daughter of the late Robert and Jessie (Rowan) Scott, Audrey was their oldest and had 5 siblings – Joyce, Meryleen, Doreen, Arnold and Mervyn. Audrey was raised on the family farm in SW Manitoba in a multi-generational household. She attended a one-room school for grades 1 through 8 and her grade 9 was done by correspondence. For grades 10 and 11, she boarded in town, earning her keep by doing housework and babysitting. Following grade 11, she took a 6-week course in Winnipeg achieving good marks and a recommendation to complete teacher training. After grade 12 she taught in a one-room school, then returned to Winnipeg to earn her permanent teaching certificate at Normal School.
On July 6, 1949, Audrey married Edward, her sweetheart of 3 years. Audrey had married a farmer and expected to live near their families, but Edward sought better job opportunities – first as an oil rig worker, and then in 1956, as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Throughout their 51 years of marriage they moved numerous times, and lived in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. In 1964, they moved to Goderich which later became their permanent home.
Audrey was the ultimate homemaker creating a warm and welcoming place for friends and family alike. Everywhere she lived, Audrey made lifelong friends and “adopted” aunts, uncles and grandparents for her 5 children whose own relatives lived far away. Her many interests included: sewing, knitting, baking, bread making, preserving, curling, reading, letter writing, taking home-movies as well as photographs, camping across Canada and maintaining connections with the ones she loved. Always one to recall details, Audrey was an excellent story teller. Audrey kept a well-stocked pantry lovingly referred to by her grandchildren as “Gramma’s 7-11.”
Along with three friends, Audrey was part of a successful 20-year catering business at Saltford Valley Hall. She was an active member of Victoria Street United Church where she wore many hats – United Church Women executive member, presbytery representative, kitchen worker, to name a few. Audrey was proud to be awarded her Lifetime U.C.W. Membership pin. For 30 years she was a dedicated member of pastoral care. After amalgamation, Audrey was a faithful member of Lakeshore United Church.
Loving mother and mother-in-law of: Shelley and Hudson Warr of Goderich, Dwayne and Janet Linner of Lambeth, Wanda and Murray Keith of Goderich, Glen and Linda Linner of Blyth, and Kenneth and Karen Linner of Kilsyth. Cherished by 11 grandchildren: Robert (Jenn Childs) Linner, Michael (Sara) Linner, Stephen (Chantale) Linner, Sharon (Chris) Systad, Melissa (Neal) Moogk-Soulis, Christina (Kris) Reeve and Allan Keith (Sean Moursalien), Katelyn (Adam) Lutz, Dean (Bobbi-Jo) Linner, Paige (Andrew) Maloney and Claire (Alex Elliott-Korytek) Linner; 13 great-grandchildren: Kya, Jadyn and Sophie Linner; Landon and Audrey Linner; Nathan, Diella, Neyea and Raiden Linner; Liam and James Systad; Erica Moogk-Soulis; and Natalie Lutz. Left to mourn her passing are sister, Doreen Perrin of Brandon, MB and brothers, Arnold Scott of Medicine Hat, AB and Mervyn (Lorraine) Scott of Elkhorn, MB, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Meryleen Mitchell and Joyce Linner; great granddaughter, Bexley Linner (2018).
Visitation on Monday, June 27th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at Falconer Funeral Homes - Bluewater Chapel in Goderich. A Celebration of Audrey's Life will follow on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lakeshore United Church, 56 North Street, Goderich officiated by Rev. Kate Ballagh-Steeper. Private family interment, Colborne Cemetery. Donations to Lakeshore United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences and portrait online at